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Preparing for your Gastroscopy

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Preparation for Gastroscopy is easy. Simply arrive at Durham EndoSurgery Centre with an empty stomach.

  • NOTHING TO EAT ALL DAY
  • NOTHING TO DRINK for 6 hours prior to your stated procedure time.

Sips of water with medications in the morning are permitted. If you arrive having had food that day, or liquids in the last 4 hours, your procedure must be delayed, or cancelled for that day.

WHEN YOU HAVE SEDATION, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE SOMEONE DRIVE YOU HOME

A taxi is not acceptable. This is a liability issue, as a consequence of the sedation given. If you cannot get a family member or a friend to drive you home, there are taxi services in Durham that will drive both YOU AND YOUR CAR home, if you wish. (Durham EndoSurgery Centre has no financial interest in these services.) These services require you to book days ahead.

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